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  • The meat from a duiker is prepared for a meal, close to the Dia Faunal Reserve, Cameroon (Photo: Stephanie Brittain)

    Why eat wild meat?

    There is growing concern that hunting for wild meat consumption is unsustainable and threatening biodiversity conservation and food security across sub-Saharan Africa. But for initiatives that promote alternatives to succeed, they must be based in a strong understanding of why people eat wild meat

    19 September 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Women from around Lake Mburo National Park participate in a focus group discussion as part of a multi-stakeholder governance assessment (Photo: Francesca Booker/ IIED)

    Understanding governance and equity in conservation

    A successful multi-stakeholder self-assessment in Uganda’s Lake Mburo National Park enabled local people to judge what does and doesn’t work, and draws out their ideas for action

    27 April 2018 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Pastoralists discuss strengths and challenges of governance at a conservancy in Kenya. (Photo: Francesca Booker/IIED)

    Assessing governance at protected and conserved areas

    IIED is developing a multi-stakeholder-led methodology for assessing the quality of governance at protected areas and other conserved areas. 

    23 April 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  •  A discussion on protected area governance in a stakeholder workshop with a community on the edge of Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda (Image: Francesca Brooker/IIED)

    Q&A: How can we achieve 'fairer conservation'?

    Now is the time to consider understanding and assessing equity in protected area conservation, says Phil Franks

    27 February 2018 | Article | Biodiversity
  • A women's group in Kenya scores social impacts of protected areas using a participatory rural appraisal method (Photo: Phil Franks/IIED)

    Equity, inclusion, conservation and the SDGs

    What's fair when it comes to conservation? Phil Franks explains how a new research tool is providing some insights

    29 March 2016 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • A traditional dance festival attracts tourists in Romania's Maramures Nature Park. The park was designed as a multifunctional protected landscape and was zoned to reflect both environmental priorities and economic needs of local people (Photo: Radu Pop/UNDP, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Equity, justice and ecosystem services: what do we mean?

    Conservation efforts are increasingly supposed to achieve equity – but what does this mean and how can it be assessed? Phil Franks shares some ideas that may help

    11 May 2015 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • Ethiopia's Mursi tribe graze cattle, but also hunt for meat and ivory. There are frequent conflicts with government and park authorities about land rights (Photo: David Stanley via Flickr)

    Ensuring equitable management of protected areas: we're still defining the issues

    Last month's once-a-decade World Parks Congress didn't talk enough about 'equity' when managing protected areas — but at least it's on the agenda

    5 December 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Lake Bogoria is home to one of the world's largest populations of Flamingos. It has been a protected reserve since 1973. The lake area was the traditional home of the Endorois people, who were forced to leave the area in the 1970s (Photo: Geoffroy Mauvais/IUCN)

    It's time to end conservation injustice

    Human injustices in the name of nature conservation have to become a relic of the past. It's time to get serious about human rights at the World Park Congress

    17 November 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Around 3,000 Samburu families have been affected by land purchase at Laikipia National Park in Kenya (Photo: Alfredo Miguel Romero via Creative Commons)

    Human Rights Standards for Conservation (Part III)

    This discussion paper looks at the mechanisms for redress against injustice available to indigenous peoples and asks: should a body focused on the conduct of conservation initiatives be formed?

    12 November 2014 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Flamingos around Lake Bogoria, the ancestral land of the Endorois people, Kenya (Photo: Minority Rights Group International)Lake Bogoria, the ancestral land of the Endorois people, Kenya (Photo: Emma Eastwood/MRG)

    Human Rights Standards for Conservation (Part II)

    This paper identifies key documents that contain provisions relevant to upholding the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities in a conservation context

    11 November 2014 | Project | Biodiversity
  • San peoples from the Kalahari have lived in harmony with nature, but their contribution to the conservation and sustainable uses of biodiversity lacks appropriate recognition, particularly in Botswana and South Africa (Photo: Harry Jonas)

    Human rights standards for conservation: rights, responsibilities and redress

    IIED and Natural Justice are seeking feedback on a series of papers that aim to be a foundation for clear guidance about the human rights obligations of conservation actors

    11 November 2014 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Australia's Border Ranges National Park: more than three-quarters of the park is managed as wilderness and access is by foot only. The World Parks Congress will look at how to protect and manage areas such as these (Photo: Michael Dawes)

    IIED at the World Parks Congress 2014

    The full programme of IIED activity at this year's World Parks Congress, including news, events, blogs and updates

    31 October 2014 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Ol Pejeta Conservancy in northern Kenya is home to four of the seven northern white rhino left in the world. The park is using SAPA as part of its community programme (Photo: Guy Lemal)

    Piloting Social Assessment of Protected Areas: some initial reflections

    With the global forum on protected areas, the World Parks Congress, just two months away, it's a good time to consider our experience with the Social Assessment of Protected Areas (SAPA) initiative

    23 September 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Lake Bogoria, the ancestral land of the Endorois people, Kenya (Photo: Emma Eastwood/MRG)

    Human Rights Standards for Conservation (Part I)

    IIED and Natural Justice are seeking feedback on a series of technical reports that aim to provide clear guidance about the human rights obligations of conservation actors, and specific details of the rights and forms of redress available to Indigenous peoples and local communities

    30 July 2014 | Article | Biodiversity
  • A giraffe takes stock at Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy, where Social Assessment of Protective Area fieldwork starts next week (Photo: www.kicheche.com  via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

    Time for a new look at social impacts of protected areas

    A new framework for assessing the social impacts of protected areas will be key to ensuring conservation is effective, and contributes to human well-being and poverty reduction

    11 March 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Identifying social impacts at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya (Photo: Phil Franks/IIED)

    Assessing social impacts of protected areas

    The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has developed and tested a relatively simple, low cost methodology for assessing the positive and negative social impacts of protected areas, and is now supporting its roll-out.

    16 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
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